‘Mountain Illness’, which is more commonly known as ‘altitude sickness’, ranging from “MILD SYMPTOMS” to “SEVERE SYMPTOMS” is not uncommon in the high altitude climbers.
MILD SYMPTOMS like persistent headache, loss of appetite, lethargy or fatigue, slow to walk or trailing behind in a group, lack of sleep & dizziness may suspend you at the same altitude for long time or may even worsen, forcing to descend to lower altitude.
SEVERE SYMPTOMS, due to accumulation of fluid in the brain (High Altitude Cerebral Edema or HACE), are mental confusion, difficulty with balance and coordination, hallucinations, and in worse cases, unconsciousness, coma or life risk; ordue to accumulation of fluid in the lungs (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE), are difficulty in breathing, dry/wet cough, blood tinged sputum, chest tightness, & extreme fatigue.
After sustained scientific experiments and practical experiences, the Homeopathic medicines have proved to be the most effective medicines for Mountain/Altitude illness. Having no immediate or long term side-effects and uneasiness, Homeopathic medicines have proved to be the best suited medicines for such problems. In addition to good taste and convenience in taking it without water, these medicines help to keep us mentally and physically fit during mountain expeditions. Some medicines can also be taken as ‘preventive’ for the altitude illness. A small kit of medicines can be easily carried by the climbers during trekking expeditions for self treatment.
A complete package of ‘medicines for mountain/altitude illness’ is available at:
HOLISTIC HEALTHCARE CLINIC
(On the first floor)
Lazimpat (opposite Tax Office)
Kathmandu – 2
Tel: 9841208320(CELL), 4496138(R), 4411477(W)
Opening Hours: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (Saturday Closed)